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Disaster relief funds heading to Mapleton

MAPLETON – Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs has approved the disaster relief funds for the Township of Mapleton’s.
Eligibile residents, business owners, farmers and not for profit organizations who were impacted the flooding events in June will be getting some money.
To be able to qualify for the assistance you must live within the activcation area.
Financial assistance is limited to 90 percent of an applicant’s total eligible costs and the maximum amount of assistance will be $250,000.
Financial assistance is subject to a $500 deductible, which may be waived for low-income households.
If you plant on applying for this assistance, here are a few things you need to keep in mind.
– Many emergency expenses, household appliances and furnishings are subject to
eligibility caps.
– The program does not replace insurance coverage.
-Applicants will not receive financial assistance for costs that are covered by insurance.
If you are interested in submitting an application or learning more about this provincial program, please call 1-844-780-8925 or visit www.ontario.ca/disasterassistance.
Hard copies of the application forms are also available for pick up at:
– The Township of Mapleton office: 7275 Sideroad 16, Drayton, ON
– The Seniors’ Centre for Excellence: 11 Andrews Drive West, Drayton, ON